30 May 2010

A layout for a challenge

This one is "Monograms". Here is my take:
It will be the front page of the Brothers Album.
I decided to go for colour and lots of it...plus embossing and paint.
The edges have ben created using paint and sequin waste.
Masking taped the waste to the edges then squirted acrylic paint straight on top and rubbed over waste using fingers. Some places left it thick in others spread quite thinly.
The monograms are bare chipboard (sent to me by Ros:) covered in paper.
Acrylic stars cut by hand.
The boy shapes, cut from patterned paper, are QK gingerbread men.
QK CC christmas tree has been used for the arrow, topped off with star.
This shows the embossing using Cuttlebug folders.
Title been stamped.
Stars are cut from flocked paper.
circle stickers complete the borders.
All circles cut using nestabilities.
Handwritten words describe my boys characters: C words for Charlie, A words for Alfie.

It's a very different layout for me but had fun creating it.
The photos don't do it justice but can't seem to get decent ones, the light seems to bounce off the paint: (
Thanks for looking.


Househund said...

Wow.. so much colour.. I love it it's like a rainbow on a single page and yet you eye is still drawn to the photo of Chalie and Alfie.
How have you made the background I love the texture.
Love this one.. it make me think of Starbursts.. the sweets not the ones that go with the moon.
Great L/O

shaina said...

great page!! there is so much to look at. love the colors and the monograms you used. great entry for our current prompt over at THe CrEatiVe TyPe. thanks for playing!!